• What to Plant in Birak: Tips for Successful Summer Veggie Gardens in Perth

    What to Plant in Birak: Tips for Successful Summer Veggie Gardens in Perth

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    The Noongar Season of Birak (December - January) is represented by the colour red which symbolises heat, sun and fire. During Birak, the rain eases and the hot weather really starts to take hold. The afternoons are cooled a little with the sea breezes from the south west. Traditionally this was the fire season for Noongar people and they would burn the country in...
  • Top Tips for Growing Perfect Pumpkins

    Top Tips for Growing Perfect Pumpkins

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    Prized for their gorgeous golden flesh and delicious nutty flavour, pumpkins are delicious roasted, made into soup or thrown into salads. Pumpkins are easily stored in a cool dark place for months after harvest, so it’s well-worth growing your own and using throughout the year.   What are the health benefits of eating pumpkin? Pumpkins are part of the Cucurbitaceae or squash family. Most...
  • Seasonal Recipe: Raw Rainbow Salad

    Seasonal Recipe: Raw Rainbow Salad

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    Combine the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fibre of beetroot, carrots, apples, and spinach and you have a nutritious salad bursting with raw energy! Beetroot is easy to grow in Perth's temperate climate, as a summer or winter crop. Benefits of Eating Beetroot The plant pigment that gives beetroot its rich, purpley colour is betacyanin; a powerful agent thought to help suppress the development of...
  • Ten Top Tips For Growing Vegies From Seed

    Ten Top Tips For Growing Vegies From Seed

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    Growing vegies and herbs from seed can be so rewarding and offers many advantages. It is certainly the most cost effective way to grow food vs buying seedlings, and offers more choice of seed varieties when compared to the limited seedling ranges. If you save some of your own seed as well, you're on the road to self sufficiency too. At Urban Revolution we...
  • Top Tips for Managing Fruit Fly

    Top Tips for Managing Fruit Fly

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    Mid spring is the ideal time for fruit fly numbers to rise as the temperatures creep up and the occasional showers increase moisture. Warmer temperatures will signal pupae buried in the ground to come out of their ‘inactive’ winter status to emerge as adult fruit fly.  Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Ceratitis capitata) There are also many fruit coming into season at this time, so keep...
  • November Plant Spotlight: Corn and The Three Sisters Garden

    November Plant Spotlight: Corn and The Three Sisters Garden

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    Corn The delicious kitchen staple we all know and love, corn is easy to grow at home and will yield cobs that are much more flavour-intense and nutrient-dense than what you can buy at the supermarket.  Corn was traditionally grown in Native American agriculture and comes in many more colours and varieties than we usually see in supermarkets. From the traditional Mexican Sweetcorn to the...
  • How to Grow Oyster Mushrooms at Home

    How to Grow Oyster Mushrooms at Home

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    Oyster mushrooms are some of the easiest varieties of mushrooms to grow.  Popular in many Asian style cuisines like donabe pots or other stews, oyster mushrooms hold their integrity well in soups. These delicious mushrooms also act as an excellent meat replacement because of their chewy texture and tasty size. Oyster mushrooms are soft with a bittersweet aroma reminiscent of anise. When cooked, they...
  • Video: Welcome to Djilba!

    Video: Welcome to Djilba!

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    August heralds the start of the Indigenous season of Djilba, a transitional time of year with some very cold, clear days combined with warmer rainy and windy days. This season signals the start of the wildflower explosion across the South West, which begins with cream and yellow flowering plants such as acacias. Vivid blues will start to emerge, such as the flowers of the...
  • Seven Simple Tips for Sustainable Gardening

    Seven Simple Tips for Sustainable Gardening

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    Growing an edible garden is a great way to live a little lighter on this Earth by growing our own food instead of buying packaged products with the bonus of adding nutrient dense food to your diet. Gardening also gives us a great insight into our natural world and a genuine appreciation for the environment in which we live. We come to observe habitats,...
  • Plant Spotlight – Black Mulberry Tree

    Plant Spotlight – Black Mulberry Tree

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    The Black Mulberry (Morus nigra) is a staple tree of many Aussie gardens and for good reason! It is a fast growing, and long living deciduous tree that can reach up to 12m in height. There are dwarf and weeping varieties, and also red and white fruited varieties available as well. A Mulberry tree is a great way to attract native birds into your...
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